The Family Fang (2015)

JASON BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Aggregate Films, Red Crown Productions, Blossom Films, ML Film Productions, Olympus Pictures, Papagjika Salloway Productions, QED International.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Jason Bateman, James Garavente, Nicole Kidman, Riva Marker, Per Saari, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music…

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Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game…

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Zootopia (2016)

BYRON HOWARD, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Zootropolis USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Story by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Screenplay by Jared Bush, Phil Johnston.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by David Goetz.  Film Editing by Jeremy Milton,…

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Office Christmas Party (2016)

JOSH GORDON, WILL SPECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Amblin Partners, Bluegrass Films, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment.  Story by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Timothy Dowling, Screenplay by Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer.  Cinematography by Jeff Cutter.  Produced by Guymon Casady, Daniel Rappaport, Scott Stuber.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing…

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Central Intelligence (2016)

RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Perfect World Pictures,  Principato-Young Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Screenplay by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Rawson Marshall Thurber.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Peter Principato, Scott Stuber, Paul Young.  Music by Ludwig Göransson, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen J….

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Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

SEAN ANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  BenderSpink, New Line Cinema, RatPac Entertainment.  Story by Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Sean Anders, John Morris, Screenplay by Sean Anders, John Morris, based on characters created by Michael Markowitz.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Chris Bender, John Morris, Brett Ratner, John Rickard, Jay Stern.  Music by Christopher Lennertz. Production…

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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  21 Laps Entertainment, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Shawn Levy, Paula Weinstein.   Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Dean Zimmerman.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Jason Bateman‘s life hits a slew of…

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008.   Television music composer Jason Segel is so distraught over being dumped by…

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2008.  DreamWorks, Red Hour Films, Goldcrest Pictures, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second.  Story by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Greg Hayden.  Academy…

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Juno (2007)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg. Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.  Academy Awards 2007.  American Film Institute 2007.  Golden Globe Awards 2007. …

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The Break-Up (2006)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Mosaic Media Group, Wild West Picture Show Productions.  Story by Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender, Screenplay by Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender.  Cinematography by Eric Alan Edwards. Produced by Scott Stuber, Vince Vaughn.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Dan…

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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  Dimension Films, Warner Bros., AR-TL, Weed Road Pictures, Red Hour Films.  Story by Stevie Long, John O’Brien, Screenplay by John O’Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, based on characters created by William Blinn. Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by William Blinn, Stuart Cornfeld, Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production…

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